So you’re looking to adopt an Curly-Coated Retriever, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Curly-Coated Retriever’s tight, crisp curls of either black or liver serve as waterproof and thorn-resistant all-weather gear for work in thick bramble and icy lakes. The Curly is a big, durable gun dog, but more elegant and graceful than other retrievers. Another trait that sets Curlies apart from the usual retriever is a tapered, wedge-shaped head.Like Labradors and Goldens, Curlies are affectionate and gentle, but they are a bit more independent and less needy. Playful and mischievous with loved ones, Curlies can be aloof with strangers. This wariness makes them more discerning watchdogs than other, more gregarious retrievers. These tireless dogs need lots of outdoor exercise. Bored, underemployed Curlies are a handful. The Curly-Coated Retriever, among the oldest of the retriever breeds, is a famously versatile gundog and peerless swimmer. Poised, proud, and wickedly smart, the Curly is a thinking person’s retriever who will never quit before you do.”
An Curly-Coated Retriever typically ranges from 58.42cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 43.09127515kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Curly-Coated Retriever breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Curly-Coated Retriever insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.